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Going to Tokyo/Osaka for NYE

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., Nov 15, 2009.

  1. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    Any general advice or suggested stores I should hit up?
    From what I hear, everything is ridiculously expensive (that probably means I should put a hold on all shopping until my trip[​IMG] ).
     
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  3. w.o.e.is.me.

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    Any general advice or suggested stores I should hit up?
    From what I hear, everything is ridiculously expensive (that probably means I should put a hold on all shopping until my trip[​IMG] ).


    20 years ago...
     
  5. maomao1980

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    Have not been to Tokyo for many years, but hear that United Arrrows/Sovereign House has a nice selection.


    Nice little store with a good selection. But good luck finding anything larger than a US36.
     
  6. w.o.e.is.me.

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    Nice little store with a good selection. But good luck finding anything larger than a US36.

    I'm a 38s/9.5. Not a giant of a man by Western (or any) standards. So i'm optimistic.
     
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    Nice little store with a good selection. But good luck finding anything larger than a US36.

    Exactly. I'm 5 foot 10 and not even close to being hefty but I found sizing a real problem. Spanked my hard-earned on accessories instead
     
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    im 5'10, a fit 165, AND asian and i found fit to be a problem with a lot of things there. i didnt end up buying much and everything was more expensive than here too
     
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    keep in mind, some stores will be closed for the first one, two, or three days of the new year ...
     
  10. w.o.e.is.me.

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    keep in mind, some stores will be closed for the first one, two, or three days of the new year ...

    ah. hadn't thought of that. it makes sense though.
     
  11. w.o.e.is.me.

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    hopping on the plane tomorrow.
    feel free to send any last minute advice.
    cheers.
     
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    Shibuya tomorrowland and harajuku united arrows and beams.
     
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    I'm a 38s/9.5. Not a giant of a man by Western (or any) standards. So i'm optimistic.
    I am 5'9" and a 36r, and I was a LARGE at Comme Ca in Shinjuku. Wanna bring me back some raw sake and Japanese whiskey? [​IMG] Oh, and cartons of Seven Star cigarettes? [​IMG] $20 a carton at the duty-free shop on your way home.
     
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    hopping on the plane tomorrow.
    feel free to send any last minute advice.
    cheers.


    Also, make sure to check out Harajuku for teh ladiez! They dress up like every Japanese stereotype you could imagine, wrapped into one.

    Purchase a Kirin Strong 7 from 7/11 and drink it in the streets for me!
     
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    In Japan now.

    I suggest checking out Roppongi Hills. Was there yesterday they have the usual United Arrows plus some other interesting Jap designers.

    Also, Burberry Black Label in Ginza maybe?
     
  16. w.o.e.is.me.

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    Oh, and cartons of Seven Star cigarettes? [​IMG] $20 a carton at the duty-free shop on your way home.

    haha. if i have room, i'll try to snag you a box.
    i'm excited![​IMG]
     
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    In Japan now.

    I suggest checking out Roppongi Hills. Was there yesterday they have the usual United Arrows plus some other interesting Jap designers.

    Also, Burberry Black Label in Ginza maybe?


    There's a great art museum in Roppongi Hills, right by Tokyo Tower. You should check both out.
     
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    haha. if i have room, i'll try to snag you a box.
    i'm excited![​IMG]


    You should be. It's the best town you'll ever be in.
     
  19. maomao1980

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    hopping on the plane tomorrow.
    feel free to send any last minute advice.
    cheers.


    Everything closes early on the 31st, almost nothing is open on the 1st. Sales starts on the 2nd. Barney's sale has already started, however.
     
  20. hip_priest

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    The Isetan men's dept store in Shinjuku is also worth checking out.

    Lovely weather in Tokyo at the moment!
     

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